ORCID 0000-0001-5974-3755


2020- Senior Research Scientist, Centre for Ecological Research, Hungary
2020- Invited Lecturer & Guest Researcher, Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest, Institute of Chemistry
2019- CEO, Fibervar Llc. for Innovation and Development
2017-2020 Senior Research Scientist, University of Pécs, Medical School
2016 Research Scientist, EPFL
2011-2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, FMI Basel
2007-2010 Postdoctoral Fellow, EMBL Heidelberg
2007 Visiting Fellow, University of Oxford, Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit
2006 [PhD] in Physics at the University of Geneva
2002-2006 Lecturer at Babes - Bolyai University of Kolozsvár
1998 M.Sc., Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest Physics, (Statistical Physics and Biophysics)
             [CV] [Europass]

Research interests

Human and Environmental Microbiology
Pattern Formation in Geochemical and Bacterial Systems
Pattern Formation in Reaction-Diffustion Systems
Molecular Gastronomy & Pollen science
Experimenting in extreme environments

Selected Publications

Pollen Science

Kristóf Hegedüs, Csaba Fehér, István Jalsovszky, Zoltán Kristóf, János Rohonczy, Elemér Vass, Attila Farkas, Tamás Csizmadia, Gernot Friedbacher and Peter Hantz,
Facile isolation of sporopollenin exine from bee pollen,
Scientific reports (2021) [PDF]  

Physics of Spinning Tops

Zsolt I. Lázár, Antal Jakovác and Peter Hantz
Analyzing the Motion of Symmetric Tops Without Recurring to Analytical Mechanics,
Frontiers in Physics (2020) [PDF]  
Peter Hantz and Zsolt I. Lázár,
Precession Intuitively Explained,
Frontiers in Physics (2019) [PDF]  

Electrophysiology & Optogenetics

Josephine Jüttner, Arnold Szabo, Brigitte Gross-Scherf, Rei K. Morikawa, Santiago B. Rompani, Miguel Teixeira, Peter Hantz, Tamas Szikra, Federico Esposti, Cameron S. Cowan, Arjun Bharioke, Claudia P. Patino-Alvarez, Ozkan Keles, Chiara N. Roth, Akos Kusnyerik, Nadin Gerber-Hollbach, Thierry Azoulay, Dominik Hartl, Arnaud Krebs, Dirk Schubeler, Rozina Hajdu, Akos Lukats, Janos Nemeth, Zoltan Z. Nagy, Kun-Chao Wu, Rong-Han Wu, Lue Xiang, Xiao-Long Fang, Zi-Bing Jin, David Goldblum, Pascal W. Hasler, Hendrik Scholl, Jacek Krol, Botond Roska,
Targeting neuronal and glial cell types with synthetic promoter AAVs in mice, non-human primates, and humans,
Nature Neuroecience (2019) [PDF]  
Antonia Drinnenberg, Felix Franke, Rei K. Morikawa, Josephine Jā‚¬uttner, Daniel Hillier, Peter Hantz, Andreas Hierlemann, Rava Azeredo da Silveira, and Botond Roska
How Diverse Retinal Functions Arise from Feedback at the First Visual Synapse,
Neuron (2018) [PDF]  
László Szécsi, Ágota Kacsó, Günther Zeck and Peter Hantz,
Interactive Light Stimulus Generation with High Performance Real-time Image Processing and Simple Scripting,
Frontiers in Neuroinformatics (2017) [PDF]  
Therese Cronin, Luk H. Vandenberghe, Péter Hantz, Josephine Juttner, Andreas Reimann, Ágota-Enikõ Kacsó, Rachel M. Huckfeldt, Volker Busskamp, Hubertus Kohler, Pamela S. Lagali, Botond Roska, Jean Bennett,
Efficient transduction and optogenetic stimulation of retinal bipolar cells by a synthetic adeno-associated virus capsid and promoter,
EMBO Molecular Medicine 6 (2014) [PDF]  
Michele Fiscella, Karl Farrow, Ian L. Jones, David Jäckel, Jan Müller, Urs Frey, Douglas J. Bakkum, Péter Hantz, Botond Roska and Andreas Hierlemann
Recording from Defined Populations of Retinal Ganglion Cells Using a High-Density CMOS-Integrated Microelectrode Array with Real-Time Switchable Electrode Selection,
Journal of Neuroscience Methods 211 (2012) [PDF]  

Reaction-Diffucion Systems and Pattern Formation

Peter Hantz, Ferenc Sarlós, Istvón Jalsovszky and Balázs Plesz,
Large Band-Edge Photocurrent Peak in Thick Methylammonium Lead Iodide Photosensors with Symmetric Metal Electrodes,
ACS Photonics (2017) [PDF] [suppPDF]  
H. M. Vergara, P. Y. Bertucci, P. Hantz, M. A. Tosches, Kaia Achim, P. Vopalensky, and D. Arendt,
Whole-organism cellular gene-expression atlas reveals conserved cell types in the ventral nerve cord of Platynereis dumerilii,
PNAS 114 (2017) [PDF]  
Formation of macroscopic and microscopic patterns in the NaOH+CuCl2 - like reactions [Primary patterns] [Secondary Patterns]

P. Hantz and I. Biró
Phase Separation in the Wake of Moving Fronts: Experiments and Simulations,
Physical Review Letters, 96 (2006) [PDF]  
P. Hantz, J. Partridge, Gy. Láng, Sz. Horvát and M. Ujvári
Ion-Selective Membranes Involved in Pattern-Forming Processes,
J. Phys. Chem. B, 108 (2004) [PDF]  
B. De Lacy Costello, P. Hantz and N. Ratcliffe
Voronoi Diagrams Generated by Regressing Edges of Precipitation Fronts,
J. Chem. Phys., 120 (2004) [PDF]  
P. Hantz
Germing Surfaces in Reaction-Diffusion Systems? - Experiments and a Hypothesis,
J. Chem. Phys. 117 (2002) [PDF]  
P. Hantz
Regular microscopic patterns produced by simple reaction-diffusion systems,
Phys. Chem.-Chem. Phys. 4 (2002) [PDF]  
P. Hantz
Pattern formation in the NaOH+CuCl2 reaction,
J. Phys. Chem. B 104 (2000) [PDF]  

Teaching and Popular Science
Transylvanian Netherworlds - documentary dive film on exotic lakes (in preparation) [Youtube]

P. Hantz and M. Bizic,
Life around dormant volcanoes (in Hungarian),
GEO Hungary (2021) [PDF]  

A. Stermin and P. Hantz,
The Secrets of the Red Lake (in Romanian),
National Geographic Romania (2021) [PDF] [Online Supplement]  

I. Péntek and P. Hantz,
A Neglected Area: Methodological Preparedness of European University Teachers (in Hungarian),
Magyar Tudomány (2020) [PDF]  

P. Hantz and Z. Péterfi,
Amikor az áltudomány a tudomány fogaival harap (in Hungarian),
Természet Világa (2020) [HTML]  

P. Hantz, F. Pozsony, B. Füreder,
Kürtőskalács (in Hungarian),
Háromszék Vármegye Kiadó (2015) [PDF]
ISBN 978-606-8235-43-1

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Main Activities in Education

2020, Innovation Management for Scientists
2018, Lecture on Optogenetics and Electrophysiology
2010, Lecture and Practicals on Bioinformatics
2004-2006, Lecture on Biophysics
2003-2006, Lecture and Seminar on Statistical Physics
2003/2004, Lecture on Pattern Formation
2002-2004, Lecture and Seminar on Electrodynamics (in German language)
2001-2002, Seminar on Quantum Mechanics


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